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The Adventures of Ash & Ollie: ScreenTime - A Fingerprint Network App

May 15, 2014

By: Jayne Clare

TeachersWithApps.com

Fun hybrid book/game app, packed with learning and edutainment ...

The Adventures of Ash & Ollie: ScreenTime – A Fingerprint Network App, from Yummico, is the first in a brand new series that carries a novel tale, as it addresses kids and the issue of “screen time”. This hits home, I’m sure most of us with kids can relate to the obvious scenario.

The characters are adorable (think Charlie Brown) and the text is in the form of a catchy rhyme. These two brothers are great pals and like to hang together, a timer holds a pre-dominate place in the simple and sweet illustrations. “We have rules for gadgets that we must obey, before turning one on and starting to play.”

As you can well imagine these two boys are allotted screen time once they’ve finished their homework and done all their chores. Our favorite part, no devices with screens at mealtime! Ash and Ollie know the importance of staying active and they are seen building blocks and keeping active outside. Their social network is called a play date!

The Adventures of Ash & Ollie is a rollicking buddy series for 3 to 6 year olds following the trials and tribulations of two young brothers, 7-year-old Ash and 4-year-oldOllie. Ash & Ollie takes kids on a journey from the ordinary to the extraordinary and back again. Exploring socio-emotional issues with a healthy dose of irreverence and humor … life lessons are suggested by the action inside the story, allowing kids to learn for themselves.

This app has been thoroughly evaluated by our staff. Please click on the 'star ratings' tab above, to see how it fared in all nine of our rating categories. See synopsis tab for more details about the storyline.

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This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on April 7, 2014.

Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator. Their goal is to be a credible resource for quality educational apps. Created to help parents, grandparents, teachers, administrators and anyone else, wade through the vast number of  ”educational” apps being introduced on a daily basis, Teachers With Apps was founded by two lifelong educators and is dedicated to the idea that quality mobile educational apps are the tools of the future but they need to be used responsibly. Remember, not all educational apps are created equal.

All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.

 







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May 15, 2014

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Yummico

Developer:
Fingerprint Digital, Inc

Length (time):
8 - 12 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 8 +

Languages:
English •

Length (pages):
15 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - The Adventures of Ash & Ollie: ScreenTime - A Fingerprint Network App

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From yummico, the creators of the award-winning iOS app Yummiloo Rainbow Power comes “ScreenTime,” introducing the adventures of Ash & Ollie, two brothers who just want to play on their tablets and game players. It's up to their parents to set some rules and help them understand that the world isn't just one big screen. An engaging, interactive storybook with added games and a photo album feature, ‘ScreenTime’ will make your kids laugh while teaching them issues around managing screen time.

Kids are clamoring for the digital interface, at younger and younger ages and with a seemingly unquenchable thirst. Parents, conflicted themselves over their own increasing dependence on these devices, are often at odds on how to deal with this issue. ‘ScreenTime’ explores this ubiquitous phenomenon of modern parenting with a dose of humor and irreverence.

“ScreenTime” was made by parents who acknowledge the sometimes blurry and difficult issue surrounding screen usage by our kids. We believe that screens are a permanent and integral part of our lives, and with proper guidance we think our kids can not only learn to use them responsibly but learn from them. We want to start a conversation around these issues, and help you give your children the strategies, tools and encouragement they need to make their own healthy choices.

"The Adventures of Ash and Ollie: ScreenTime" is the first release in a series of enhanced eBooks, games and shows entitled "The Adventures of Ash and Ollie," charting the adventures of two mischievous brothers who just want to have fun, and their parents, who want them to have fun responsibly.

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Read to Me, Home, PageGuide, Game (Rocket Racer), Photo Album, Music On/Off, Parents (Easy Mode On/Off), Links to: AppStore (Under Parent Lock)

App Release Date:
2014-04-03

 






Size: 170.12 MB

Version: 1.2.0

Lite Version Available: Yes

 

 

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